Apple Stops Signing iOS 11.4.1 Following iOS 12 Launch, Downgrading No Longer Possible

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    Following the release of iOS 12 on September 17, Apple has stopped signing iOS 11.41, the previous version of iOS that was available to consumers.

    iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch owners who have upgraded to iOS 12 will no longer be able to downgrade to the iOS 11 operating system.

    Apple routinely stops signing older versions of software updates after new releases come out in order to encourage customers to keep their operating systems up to date.

    iOS 12 and today's iOS 12.0.1 release are the only versions of iOS that can be installed on iPhones and iPads by the general public. Developers and public beta testers can download iOS 12.1, an iOS 12 update that's being beta tested.

    Article Link: Apple Stops Signing iOS 11.4.1 Following iOS 12 Launch, Downgrading No Longer Possible
     
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  3. kanki1985 macrumors member

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    First time I am not disappointed in apple stopping signing a previous version.. good riddance!
     
  4. redheeler macrumors 604

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    I completely skipped over this version of iOS. Never installed it on any of my devices.
     
  5. eicca macrumors 6502

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    Not sad to see that go. I personally never had major issues with iOS 11 but 12 is a home run. Very satisfied.
     
  6. canadianreader macrumors 6502

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    For the first time upgrading iOS makes your phone faster
     
  7. Glockworkorange macrumors 65816

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    Good riddance. Happy to turn the page on that release.
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  8. Dominicanyor macrumors 65816

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    Why? So if people wanted to dump 12.0 the’re not going to be able to do it.
     
  9. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

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    Because there's clearly such a rush of such people that that would have to be the driving factor behind it?
     
  10. technole macrumors regular

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    Here here. No one is going to miss iOS 11.

    They started to turn a corner in 11.3 with the battery life app, but 12 is miles ahead
     
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    I debated going back to 11.4.1 purely out of jailbreak interest till a real dark mode comes along. But I just couldn’t justify losing the performance and overall better stability. I plan to stay with 12.0.1 till a jailbreak arrives or Apple pushes more features to take advantage of our devices(X+ devices, like using OLED to our advantage.)
     
  12. mariusignorello macrumors 65816

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    Is there a good kind of rubbish? o_O
     
  13. mikethemartian macrumors regular

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    Have there been any issues running 12 on last year’s X?
     
  14. Banglazed macrumors 68020

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    Too late now since iOS 11.4.1 is no longer signed. You still can if you saved SHSH blobs.
     
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    I might wait until iOS 12.3.X or above comes out since the current 12.0 reduces battery life compared to 11.4.1...



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  17. Glockworkorange macrumors 65816

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    Is jail breaking still possible? I haven’t done that since iOS 5 (maybe that’s what it was) for the sole purpose of making Google Mals default.

    I think changing default apps is still all I’m really looking for these days.
     
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    Who said there will be 12.3.x??

    And many people, including my self, don’t have battery issues on multiple iOS devices.
     
  19. haruhiko macrumors 601

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    I don't have any battery issues with iOS 12 on both my XS and X
     
  20. fairuz macrumors 68000

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    Oh, I wish I had done that. Heck, I wish I'd stayed on 8.
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    iOS 11 is the one that nobody will ever want to go back to.
     
  21. redheeler macrumors 604

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    Actually I did, on the iPad Air 2. Was running 8.4.1 until I updated it to iOS 12 recently. So far iOS 12 seems like a solid release.
     
  22. tennisproha macrumors 65816

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    Well thank your favorite deity no one can download that train wreck anymore.
     
  23. ThunderSkunk macrumors 68030

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    11 was junk anyway. Upgrading from 10 was a mistake, but a one-way gamble. Trouble with Apple not allowing you to put your expensive idevice back to a working state is, you only get one release to try out, & downgrade back from. Oh well, who needs multitasking anyway.
     
  24. FellaMeLad macrumors regular

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    What happens if you need to reinstall on older devices that can only support iOS 11?

    I’m pretty sure it will work. So does this mean that the signing restrictions only work on some devices? Just curious...
     
  25. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

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    Whatever the latest is for a device that's what would still be signed for it.
     

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